Car reviews - Toyota - Camry - Vienta Touring sedan
11 Nov 1993
SPENDING a fortune developing the redesigned, 3rd-generation, “wide body” Camry range for the early ‘90s, Toyota utilised dynamic and refinement lessons learned during the multi billion-dollar Lexus LS program. The result was a larger, wider, stronger, safer, roomier and more comfortable family-sized sedan and station wagon. And like before Holden offered it as the JM Apollo range. A 95kW 2.2L 5S-FE 4-cylinder engine powered the Executive, CSi and sedan-only Ultima models, while a new name (Vienta) identified the 139kW 3.0L quad-cam V6 versions. October ‘93’s Vienta Touring featured sports suspension, alloy wheels and – from ’95's small facelift – the option of a 5-speed manual transmission. Until then V6s were 4-speed auto-only. Anti-lock brakes became an option. In many ways the Touring is the most desirable of all the Camrys of this era, with European sports sedan handling coupled with the sort of rorty performance larger Japanese sedans do really well.
Model release date: 1 October 1993 to 1 January 1997
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